Obituary of Lois Lorraine Skavlebo
SKAVLEBO – Lois
1937 - 2022
Lois Lorraine Odegaard (Skavlebo) was born on April 8th, 1937, at the Shellbrook nursing home to parents Mable & Henry Odegaard. Lois lived in the Ordale district her entire life. Her parents owned the Ordale Store and Lois grew up living and working at the store. Lois took her schooling at Bygland and Mistawasis. She had one younger brother and sister, Murray and Ilene, and an infant brother who passed away at birth.
Lois married Herman Skavlebo on January 10th, 1953 and they farmed and resided on the Skavlebo farm for the next 55 years until Herman’s passing in 2008. They had 8 children, 6 girls, and 2 boys. Marion, Valerie, Gordon, Shirley, Sheila, Kathy, Gail, and Stanley.
Lois was a farmer’s wife and she worked very hard having a huge garden, milked cows, raised chickens, and raised her 8 children.
In the early 70’s she went back to school and obtained her General Education Diploma all while she was raising 8 children and working on the farm. Lois then began working at the Shellbrook Union Hospital in the kitchen and then trained to become a health care aide and worked full time for 23 years at the hospital retiring in 1996.
Lois was a member of the Cameo Ladies Guild, Concordia Lutheran Church Ladies Group, and in later years attended bible study.
Lois passed away on Monday, September 12th at the Parkland Integrated Health Centre Long Term Care in Shellbrook, SK. with her family by her side. She was 85 years of age.
She is survived by her 8 children who are: Marion (Hubert) Linke of Kelvington, SK, Valerie (David)Burton of Vanguard, SK, Gordon (Gail) Skavlebo) of Shellbrook, SK, Shirley (Dale) Baumgartner of Morinville, AB, Sheila (Les) Smith of Shellbrook, SK, Kathy (Jim) Buckingham of Shellbrook, SK, Gail (Wayne) Diehl of Shellbrook, SK, and Stanley Skavlebo of Shellbrook, SK. Lois is also survived by her 27 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren as well as her brother Murray Odegaard (Diane) of Prince George, B.C.
She is predeceased by her husband Herman Skavlebo; her mother and step-father Mable and Arnold Adamson; her father Henry Odegaard; and her sister Ilene Derr; as well as a brother in infancy.
The Funeral Service for Lois will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 2:00 pm from St. John’s Lutheran Church, Shellbrook, Saskatchewan with Reverend Emmanuel Aristide as officiant.
In lieu, of tributes, memorial donations may be made in memory of Lois to the Concordia Congregation, c/o Stanley Skavlebo, Box 262, Shellbrook, Saskatchewan.
Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home & Crematorium, Tammy Smart, Funeral Director, Shellbrook, SK. 306-747-2828.